Founders‘ Bootcamp

The 3-day compact seminar of the RWTH Innovation Entrepreneurship Center has been imparting know-how and entrepreneurial spirit to qualified participants for over 15 years, resulting in over 100 start-ups to date.

The entire event is an offline and online event and takes place in Aachen at the Collective Incubator (Jülicher Straße 191-209, 52070 Aachen).

During the Founders' Bootcamp week you get offered:

  • Exclusive information on starting a business: lectures with excellent speakers from science and practice, incl. extensive material on all start-up topics (e.g. financing, marketing, personnel & law)
  • Discussion of ideas with business angels and other founders: Present your business idea to potential financiers and discuss it with other founders and the experienced coaching team of the RWTH Innovation Entrepreneurship Center.
  • Business Model Generation Workshop: Elaboration of your business idea in small groups under the guidance of members of the coaching team of the RWTH Innovation Entrepreneurship Center.
  • Improvement of soft skills: short presentation of your business idea (elevator pitch) in front of a jury
  • Business Model Robustness Check: How stable is your idea? Find the weak points in your business idea and eliminate them right from the start.
  • Expanding your network: You also get offered online networking! Get to know founders from the region, the coaching team of the RWTH Innovation Entrepreneurship Center, investors and other exciting people from the start-up environment in the numerous networking sessions and at the Entrepreneurship Evening.


Target group – You are basically interested in entrepreneurship, starting your own business or working in a young company.

Costs – A ticket costs online ticket & early bird ticket 15€ after 01.09.23 Standard 20€.
There are no additional costs apart from the ticket price.

Start-up/business idea – A business idea of your own is not (!) a prerequisite for participation. However, if you already have an idea, you will benefit directly from feedback on the pitch and the business model workshop. Your idea will be protected by a confidentiality agreement between the participants.

Organiser – RWTH Innovation Entrepreneurship Center in cooperation with IHK Aachen and Collective Incubator.

Registration deadline – 08 October 2023 / Early Bird Tickets until 1 September 2023

Language – English

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